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Does the Intel Core i9 9900KF support SGX for 4K UHD Blu-ray playback?

Question by Eduardo from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Jun 26, 2020 at 7:50 pm CDT

On the Core i9 9900KF product specifications page on the Intel website, Intel lists this specific CPU as having SGX (software guard extensions) as a component of the CPU. This is in spite of the fact that the GPU portion of the CPU is disabled by default. If I were to purchase this CPU and have the SGX enabled in my BIOS, would I be able to play 4K UHD DVDs on my computer if I had the proper Bluray player and software?

Why is my CPU not boosting to its full potential while gaming?

Question by Zak from United Kingdom (Great Britain) | Answered by Tyler Bernath | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Jun 18, 2020 at 5:10 pm CDT

Hi there.

I have Lenovo L340 Gaming Laptop with i7 9750h processor, GTX 1650 graphics, 16GB RAM and 500GB SSD NVMe. Everything is fine but i have a question. Whenever i am benchmarking my laptop or running a stress test, the clock speed goes above 4 and 4.2 GHz with all 6 cores active. However, when im running games, the clock speed is stuck at 2.6 GHz (which is the base clock of this CPU). Although there is no prob with the game running, but im wondering why the clock is fixed at 2.6 when gaming? it goes above 4GHz as soon as i close the game. The temp also is around 67 68 C not so high. Could you suggest whats causing this?? thnx

What GPU will provide me with 240+ FPS in Fortnite?

Question by Radley from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Video Cards | Jun 12, 2020 at 7:20 pm CDT

I'm looking for a good GPU for my Ryzen 5 2400G, my motherboard is a Biostar B45M2, which is kind of cheap, I also only have 8gbs of single channel 2400mhz RAM. I'm looking to upgrade to 16gbs of 3000mhz, dual channel memory, but I want a good graphics card to play Fortnite, Valorant, League of Legends competitively at 240+ FPS and stream and edit videos.

Why is my system so slow after cloning from HDD to SSD?

Question by Dan from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Storage | Jun 9, 2020 at 5:05 pm CDT

Hello,

Inland Professional SATA III SSD: For 480GB was installed 3wks ago by a PC repair shop here in San Diego on an old Toshiba that copied my hard drive a WD BLUE 500GB from another laptop and that Microsoft driver from 2006? This SSD is sooooo slow.....called them said it should be really fast.

Before I bring it back, any feedback as to why so slow?